Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

January 6, 2020
by Aesthetics for Birds
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Throwback Movie Review: Variety (1983) by Bette Gordon

Today, we’re starting a new series. During the first week of each month, Francey Russell (Barnard/Columbia) will offer a philosophical reflection on film: a single film, a director, a technique, a genre, an author, etc. Plots will be discussed, hence spoilers. By way of introduction, Francey works primarily on moral psychology and is writing a book on the topic of self-opacity. She is also working a project on genre and representations of human agency, focusing especially on the erotic thriller.